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Aug 25, 2013 2:00pm PDT
.s. policy and the comments president obama made to cnn just a few days ago. i want to bring in arol lewis and scottie hughes. good to see you. she's a new by on the show since i've been here. >> brand new, brand new. >> good to see you. i want to play what president obama told us chris cuomo about options in syria, u.s. options. listen. >> if the u.s. goes in and attacks another country, without a u.n. mandate, and without clear evidence that can be presented, then there are questions in terms of whether international law supports it, do we have the coalition to make it work? and, you know, those are considerations that we have to take in to account. now -- >> do you believe -- >> well, this latest event is something that we have got to take a look at. >> all right. so he's talking about mandates and coalitions, international law. that doesn't sound like a man preparing to take a military action. >> it very much does or somebody that doesn't want to take military action if he can avoid it. he wants to come in with a coalition. this is very much his style, the american style in the region.
Aug 27, 2013 6:00am PDT
missiles. >> obama orders a report justifying a strike as assad tell s america, you will fail. >>> also, yosemite tinderbox. firefighters replace tourists as thousands race to save an american treasure. >> oh, my god. >> this morning, condition critical. new concerns for the largest trees on earth, california's beautiful sequoias. have they met their match? >>> plus, extreme heat shutting down schools in the midwest. temperatures soaring well above 100. >> it's just really hot, and it's just hard because we're sweating and stuff like that. >> classes cancelled, practice postponed. relief not coming at least until the weekend. you're live in the "cnn newsroom." >>> good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. we begin in syria and late developments on the possibility of u.s. military strikes. just minutes ago, we learned that defense secretary chuck hagel told the bbc the united states is ready to go if president obama orders an attack on syria. and that's not the only new development. within the last hour, we've learned of a u.s. intelligence report that's abou
Aug 27, 2013 10:00am PDT
. is it fair to say that president obama is not going to recall congress to seek some type of similar measure before proceeding? >> first of all, i don't want to engage in speculation about a course of action that's not been decided upon. when the president has an announcement to make, he'll make it. as this process is undertaken, we're consulting directly with house and senate leaders in congress. we're consulting with the leadership of relevant committees and other members who have a keen interest in this manner. i think you've seen that documents by some members who have spoken to it. that process will continue. we think it's important that the consultation process take place in a matter like this at such gravity. we're also as we have made clear engaging with our international partners as a substantial list of communications that the secretary of state has had and the president has had consultations with canadian prime minister harper today and in recent days with british prime minister. i would anticipate the president will continue to make calls to his counterparts throughout the week.
Aug 12, 2013 10:00am PDT
years it's become difficult tr politician frs the obama administration to take on this issue. for politicians to take on this issue the always very treacherous. what they're trying to do is they're trying to say is we're going to put federal resources on hot spots on places like chicago and philadelphia where you have very big problem with violent crime. we're going to leave some of the nonviolent crime issues to deal with. they are hoping to save billions of dollars in federal costs. >> you mention the cutting cost, you spent $80 billion in this country just last year on the prison system here in the u.s. sunny, what kind of criteria will offenders have to meet to qualify? >> this is real common sense approach. i think it comes from our attorney general's background. he was the u.s. attorney in d.c. where i practice. i was an assistant u.s. attorney. you get to prosecute local and federal crimes there because d.c. is not a state, it's a district. this attorney general is familiar with these low level nonviolent drug offenders. he's saying we're not going to target the low le
Aug 27, 2013 11:00am PDT
hagel told the bbc that the u.s. is ready to go. if president obama orders an attack on syria. >> well, as i said, and i think prime minister cameron has said, i think president oulan, our allies, partners, leaders all over the world have said, let's get the facts, let's get the intelligence and then a decision will be made on whether action should be taken, if action should be taken, what action on no action. >> but if they were to come, you're ready to go? >> we're ready to go like that. >> much of the speculation over syria's use of chemical weapons as secretary of state john kerry took the podium at the state department. kerry said he has little doubt that the man he himself sat down with for a meeting in 2009 is responsible for the, quote, indiscriminate slaughter of civilians. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. it defies any code of morality. let me be clear, the indiscriminate slaughter of children, killing of women and children, and killing by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. by any standard it is inexcusable and despite the excuse
Aug 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
this attack. and also it underscores the need for the obama administration to bring some hard evidence forward because with the memory of the lead up to the war in iraq still fresh in a lot of americans minds, simply saying, trust us, he did it, will not be enough. >> i think you're right on that count. chris lawrence reporting live from the pentagon this morning. >>> syria is vowing to retaliate for any military attack and this morning some prosyrian activists say they're behind the cyberattack on an iconic american newspaper. since mid-afternoon yesterday hackers managed to cripple the "new york times" website. the syrian electronic army is apparently taking credit, as it has in past attacks on the websites of cnn and other organizations. christine romans joins us now from new york with more on that. good morning, christine. >> good morning, carol. the "new york times" website was taken down by a malicious attack for hours. here's what it looked like. a group called the syrian electronic army taking credit. a pro-assad group that often targets u.s. media and also claimed to hit twitter. "tim
Aug 24, 2013 8:00am PDT
, to the cnn newsroom. the top stories we're following at this hour. president obama discusses the syria crisis with his national security team. that after reports the syrian government allegedly used chemical weapons, killing hundreds of people. >>> in california a raging wildfire is exploding in size and spreading inside yosemite national park. >>> plus, it has been 50 years since martin luther king, jr. made his famous "i have a dream" speech at the lincoln memorial, and thousands today are gathering on the washington mall to celebrate that historic event. >>> we start in syria where the government is now accusing rebel forces of using chemical weapons. the claim comes as president obama meets with his national security team at the white house to talk about the reports of chemical weapons attacks by the syrian government. syrian state tv says soldiers found chemical weapons in tunnels used by rebels. cnn cannot confirm those claims or the authenticity of these images. the opposition claims government forces launched a nerve gas attack, killing hundreds of civilians. meanwhile a top u.n. offi
Aug 23, 2013 11:00am PDT
. it's from a cnn exclusive interview with president obama. >> and if the u.s. goes in and attacks another country without a u.n. mandate and without clear evidence that can be presented, then there are questions in terms of whether international law supports it. do we have the coalition to make it work? and those are considerations that we have to take into account. >> do you believe you've seen enough? >> well, this latest event is something that we've got to take a look at. but keep in mind also, chris, because i know the american people keep this in mind, we've still got a war going on in afghanistan. >> preoccupied with the war in afghanistan. it really seems like he's sort of cautioning against the u.s. getting involved here. what do you make of his reasoning, ivan? >> reporter: well, it's very clear that the obama administration has been very reluctant to get involved in the syrian conflict which has been going on for more than two years, which has led to the deaths of more than 100,000 people and at least close to 2 million refugees have fled to neighboring countries. today
Aug 24, 2013 2:00pm PDT
ask and i demand that president -- the american president, mr. barack obama, as the head of the country that has the strongest presence in the international community, to be responsible at a personal level as well as a country level. >> reporter: the u.n. has sent its high representative for disarmament to damascus to persuade the government to let chemical weapons inspectors to the site of the latest alleged attack. seconds count experts stay if an investigation is to have any chance of success. fred pleitgen, cnn, damascus. >> fred, thank you very much. >>> the anniversary of the march on washington, 50 years ago. we ask, who is the next mlk? does this generation have a voice that can inspire? >>> and he survived world war ii only to be beaten to death in a parking lot when two teens murdered him. we're asking what drives this kind of behavior? people wait for this promotion all year long. and now there are endless ways to love it... from crispy to spicy to savory. [ man ] you cannot make a bad choice. [ male announcer ] red lobster's endless shrimp! as much as you like
Aug 5, 2013 6:00am PDT
between samsung and apple but in a rare last-minute move the obama administration overturned this decision. alison kosik is live in new york with the latest on this. alison, this applies to products that are on the at&t network, right? >> exactly. the at&t network. what is interesting in this whole story is that the unlikely savior in this was u.s. trade representative ambassador michael froman and came one day before the ban would have gone into effect. the u.s. trade representative says the technology at issue is used so much that banning it would be a big disruption to the economy. so, now it means the older iphones and ipads will stay on sho store shelves. these older iphones and other gadgets, they've been selling really well because they're cheaper. samsung, of course, coming out and saying it was disappointed by the decision. brianna? >> the other thing, alison, we don't really hear. this is extraordinary that the white house got involved here. i cover the white house and i don't remember this happening during the obama administration. how rare is this? >> that's a good question. it
Aug 24, 2013 12:00pm PDT
about this being the beginning, not the end. on wednesday, president barack obama will be here along with former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter along with a lot of hollywood celebrities like jamey foxx, oprah winfrey. they will be marking that 50th anniversary i have a dream speech by martin luther king, jr. >> and chris, there were a number of people who you said had been there in 1963 and a lot of folks who had not. give me the idea of some perspectives from so many of these young people who showed up today who perhaps didn't know anything about the struggles that were the focus of that march 50 years ago. >> one thing that really jumped out at me is how many times up on that stage you heard people say -- and it was a lot of times women who said, women didn't speak at this march 50 years ago. and that's something that just sort of, as someone who was born after that time, i was sort of caught by surprise like, wow, okay, in 1963, this was all run by men. today you saw women have a very big presence. we talked to a lot of young people who said, you know, some of the issues
Aug 26, 2013 6:00am PDT
as the united states scrambles four warships to the region and waits for confirmation that syria president obama's so-called red line. frederick is in the capital of damascus to tell us more. hi, fred. >> yeah, carol, happened shortly after the u.n. inspectors left the hotel that they are staying at. what they have to do, they go into downtown damascus and government-held areas and then they have to cross the front line into rebel-held territory here on the outskirts of damascus. apparently, when their convoy was in the buffer zone between the government area and government-held area that's when the sniper opened fire on their vehicle and disabling the lead of their convoy. that vehicle had to be brought back. now it appears the weapon inspectors are on the ground. on a side note, carol, both sides agreed that there would be a cease-fire going on as the weapon inspectors are on the ground. i want to show you what's going on behind me because still very heavy artillerary fire going on in the outskirts of damascus. that is the area, some of the area wheres these alleged chemical weapon attacks too
Aug 17, 2013 8:00am PDT
of civilians. >> our law states a military coup, then aid is cut off. >> president obama won't go that far yet or pull the plug out of $1.3 billion in military assistance the u.s. gives egypt every year. that includes hardware like nya1 abe rams tanks and fighter jets, servicing and technical support as well as military training. cutting aid could cut money to american defense contractors. after all, the u.s. doesn't hand over cash to egypt. it keeps it in a trust fund administered by the treasury department. egypt decides what equipment it wants to buy. like the tank manufacturer inialin lima, ohio. israel, too, is nervous. officials telling cnn that cutting military aid to egypt could hurt israel and the region. egypt is one of only two arab countries along with jordan that made peace with israel in 1978. in israel now sees the egyptian military as the only stable force keeping the country from chaos and extremism. >> egyptian military has helped defend against jihadists, who have been plotting to launch attacks from egypt into israel. >> another possible effect of cutting military aid, weak
Aug 25, 2013 2:00pm EDT
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Aug 12, 2013 9:00am EDT
obama mask stuck a broom up his backside as the announce joked. republican lieutenant governor peter kinder called for those responsible to be held accountable. it is not clear if any action will be taken against the rodeo clowns. >>> in money news, apple users may have another reason to get excited. according to reports apple plans to now the newest addition to the iphone in september. apple has not released an official statement. but iphone users are buzzing online that a new iphone could come at a lower cost with an improved camera and fingerprint sensor abilities. keep your eyes open tonight, a celestial fireworks show known as the perseid meteor shower is expected to hit its peak. the immediate your shower occurs every august when the earth passes through the dust of a comet's tail. the best time to view the shower is between midnight and 5:00 a.m. eastern time. >>> there's a new kick in the murder investigation of ---there's a newly revealed focus on hernandez's fiance, specifically whether she hid the murder weapon. excuse san candiotti has been covering this case. >> yes, the
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